6 Reasons Why Women Need Ongoing Flexwork for Financial Security

July 27th, 2018

I wish I could take credit for the clever slogan “A Man Is Not a Financial Plan.” It’s the tagline for the Women’s Institute for Financial Education site, WIFE.org. Women who feel they will weather any life storm often are those who shift financial power away from themselves, take long breaks from the workforce and…

4 Reasons Why You’re Not a “Lightweight” If You Want Flexible Work

July 23rd, 2018

Recently I met with a coaching client who is a young, successful professional at a big New York City bank. She has an MBA from a top school, she has progressed rapidly to a senior level, she has been targeted for big promotions and she’s generally living the dream of what many would call an…

2 Surprising Life “You Never Knows” Women Need to Fund

June 14th, 2018

Not every woman needs to work to pay her family’s monthly bills, but very few women can dismiss the fact that a current resume and even a small, steady income strengthens their own long-term financial security. This fact holds true despite two big caregiving jobs—children and aging parents—and as I say in my book, flexwork…

Guest Post: The Inside Scoop on Flexible Workplaces for Women

June 11th, 2018

You hear that flexwork exists…but where? Many women can’t find a flexibility policy in their employee handbooks and see only a few women working anything but the full-time, chained-to-your-desk office grind. Women who left the workforce when flexibility seemed an impossibility just don’t believe times have changed. But they have. And Fairygodboss is making sure…

Follow Your Own Path to Financial Security (It’s Okay to Lean In-Between)

June 5th, 2018

To some degree, women working more-than-full-time professionally and women at home caring for the minute-by-minute needs of family believe at least a few blades of grass are greener on the other side. There will always be pros and cons to every work and life choice, but it’s safe to say that life can be less…

A Flexible Job that Sent a Daughter to College

May 19th, 2018

Amy Sheinberg began her career on Wall Street, at a time when the idea of working anything less than 60 hours a week was about as possible as flying your car to the moon. She was working in a predominantly male environment, so she fully expected that her first maternity leave would mark the end…

Do Your Homework, Clean Your Room & Always Stay in the Workforce: Advice for Daughters

May 7th, 2018

On Mother’s Day many women will reflect on their roles—thinking about qualities they hope to instill in their children—like honesty, integrity, kindness, the value of hard work and the long-term benefits of keeping your room clean each and every day. What might not be in the line-up…

Flexwork Creates Working Mother Role Models Across Two Generations

April 16th, 2018

Tamra Feldman never had to wonder if it was possible to successfully blend work and family. Her mother had both part-time and full-time jobs as a C.P.A. while she was growing up, and she taught Tamra that work is an important part of a woman’s life. Following her mother’s example, Tamra built an impressive resume of…

5 Tips if You Want a Professional Job, Not A High-Flying Career

February 8th, 2018

Many women who return to work after a long hiatus want a job that can blend with, not overtake their lives. Other women reach a point when they just can’t sustain the responsibility of a demanding senior-level career while they’re caring for children and/or aging parents—and they need to downsize to a more manageable “job”. It’s…

Work Without Borders: A #RealFlexwork Case Study

February 8th, 2018

When Lauren Patterson was in law school she wasn’t necessarily thinking she would work for big law firms her entire career. She was attracted to the lawyer’s discipline—analytical and organized thinking and the nuts and bolts of conducting business overall. Like others with a newly minted J.D., she began as a litigator—and spent five years…